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WWI Military cemetery Zbojné
War cemetery is located approximately 1 km from the village Zbojné. War cemetery is a memento of warfare that took place near the village from autumn 1914 until spring 1915. More than 100 soldiers of austro-hungarian and german army is buried on the cemetery. Most likely there is also a few soldiers of russian army buried there. The original layout of the cemetery was designed by well-known hungarian architect Joszef Lamping. For many years the cemetery was in a state of decay. During 2015 - 2017 it was finally reconstructed.
Type of WWI-heritage
- Military cemetery
State of repair/preservation
The cemetery is in good condition.
The cemetery was reconstructed in the period of 2015 - 2017.
Historical WWI Context
The territory of today’s Slovak Republic was directly affected by the WWI battles from autumn 1914 till spring 1915. Military operations took place on the territory of two counties in the North-Eastern Slovakia (Prešovský self-governing region with following counties: Bardejov, Humenné, Medzilaborce, Snina, Stropkov and Svidník). The military operations took place in difficult territory of Carpathian Mountains. The Austro-Hungarian army and Russian army were involved in these battles. In March and April 1915, the German army was also involved in the battle. Military operations that took several months resulted in more than 50,000 soldiers dead. The soldiers of former rival armies are buried in approximately 200 military cemeteries. The largest number of these cemeteries is located on the territory of the above six regions, where the military operations took place. In addition, the military cemeteries were created near the military hospitals or concentration camps at the front background. Such military cemeteries are located on whole territory of today Slovakia, especially near the large cities.
State of legal protection
Kind of cultural use of WWI
No entrance fee
Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby
Bus stop in the village
Further information sources
Further information can be found on the following link:
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